Comparing Ecosystems Field Trip Series (1-3)

Field Trip Series: School-based introductory program followed by a field trip with a final wrap-up lesson at your school

Intro School Program: (one-hour) Students practice observation and journaling while exploring their schoolyard ecosystem.

Field Trip: (two-hour) Students investigate three ecosystems and observe the organisms inhabiting the wildlife sanctuary, comparing what makes each unique in its characteristics, structures, and needs.

Follow-up School Program: (one-hour) Students conclude the series with a series of activities, investigations and discussion routines in which they will demonstrate their understanding of why organisms are well suited to specific habitats.

Location: Field trip experience takes place at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Program Location(s):

Ipswich River, Topsfield
Your school or other location


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  • In-School Sessions: Program cost depends on number of classrooms participating (20-30* students or fewer per classroom - no auditorium style programs). The first classroom/group is $160, and any additional classrooms are $105 each. Specialty program fees and mileage not included.
    *Maximum number of students may depend on program.
    Field Trip Session: Program cost depends on number of students and length of program. Mass Audubon charges a flat fee per group of 15 students ("sub-group"). For a two hour program, the first sub-group is $180, and any additional sub-groups are $150 each. Maximum of 6 sub-groups of 15 students or 90 total students. Entry fees to certain field trip locations not included.
    Please contact us for a direct quote.

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